Dorothy Lorenze

original oil paintings


Southwest Art Magazine

Artist to Watch • October 2017



©2016 Dorothy Lorenze

typewriter, original painting, trompe l'oeil art

Tri-State Invitational Trompe L'oeil Exhibition

I'm honored that my paintings Noteworthy and Ticket to Ride were chosen for John Peto Museum's Tri-State Invitational Trompe L'oeil Exhibit. Quoting from the show's description,

"Common place objects are painted with meticulous precision to create this deceptive realism. ... Trompe l’ Oeil artists also make use of shadows to suggest depth as well as scale and size of objects.This exhibition includes noted Trompe l ’Oeil painters as well as young and upcoming artists; artists who challenge and inspire the viewer, artists who have a sense of humor, who use nostalgia and tongue-in-cheek references."

For more about Trompe L'oeil read my  blog post (and for 2x monthly art news you can sign up here)

John Peto Museum & Studio • Island Heights, NJ

Saturdays & Sundays ~ Sept 16 - Dec 20, 2016



American Women Artists

OUtstanding Still Life Award






Putnam Arts Council

Best In Show



Salmagundi CLub of New York

1ST VIce President's Award



This is Mechanical Staccato & Scotch, oil on linen, representational painting of an elegant vintage typewriter from the 1920s. The title is taken from a Hemingway poem wherein he extols his appreciation for the "mechanical staccato" of his beloved typewriter. I can imagine that when he is "in the zone" writing, it's comforting as well as empowering to hear that tap-clicking. Since Hemingway was in the air, a glass of scotch fit in perfectly! I was very happy that this painting was accepted to the AWA show... and thrilled to learn it received the Outstanding Still Life Award!




Cabinet of Basketry ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze

Cabinet of Basketry is a recent interior painting that has received a lot of attention. I'm thrilled that it was chosen as Best in Show this summer. As wonderful as that is, the greater thrill came the following week when I learned that this amazing, authentic colonial house was spared from the devastating fires threatening  Napa Valley this fall. Such a treasure, saved!

"East Meets West" received the second highest prize at New Member Show at the  prestigious Salmagundi Art Club of New York. What an honor!

You can read more about what is behind this painting here.



Kent Art Association

President's Show

Spencer Nichols Award for Oil

In The News




©2016 Dorothy Lorenze

Noteworthy ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze

This Spring I was honored by American Women Artists in their online exhibit for still life. My painting was seen by Southwest Art Magazine and they decided to interview me for their October publication as an emerging Artist to Watch! I'm grateful to the editors at Southwest Art for choosing me as well as American Women Artists for the award and exposure. You can read the feature online here, but...please go buy a copy of October's Southwest Art!

"Who Knows Where the Time Goes" casts a glance back on ancestors including a classic baby shoe, photo of the original wearer, a friends great grandfather. The hour glass is standing by to mark the passage of time. I'm honored that this painting was recognized at the President's Show.



©2016 Dorothy Lorenze

Ticket to Ride ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze